The NIU Huskies won in convincing fashion at midnight Jan. 8 at the GoDaddy.com Bowl, beating the Red Wolves of Arkansas State University 38-20.
For first-year head coach Dave Doeren, quarterback Chandler Harnish and Co., the win in Mobile, Ala., secured the third jewel in this season’s triple crown: MAC West bragging rights, the first Mid-American Conference championship since 1983 and, finally, a bowl victory.
After falling behind 13-0 quickly in the first quarter, the Huskies roared back, scoring 31 unanswered points and never looking back en route to the team’s ninth straight victory.
The game was a fitting cap to the career of record setting quarterback Harnish, and set the stage for an even more unbelievable season in the fall of 2012.
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